While Jamaica makes our top pick often — wedding season or not — it’s a fantastic location to exchange vows. Whether the 7 miles of white sand beach in Negril or the port town of Ocho Rios appeals to you, each of these locations offers something different. A destination wedding in Jamaica will place you right in the thick of Island Life. Be prepared to slow down, relax, and meet some of the most genuinely kind people. Now, while there are many, many places to stay and have your destination wedding in Jamaica, our travel experts have been to the majority of them. With a seemingly overwhelming amount of choices, that’s where our travel agents come in handy. Each resort has a unique feel and when it comes down to your special day, we can help you find the perfect fit for the atmosphere you want.
If you’re dreaming of white sand beaches, turquoise water, and a friendly, relaxed island vibe, Jamaica may be just the place for you to tie the knot.
The Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is unique for several reasons. First, the island has one side that faces the Atlantic Ocean and another that is the Caribbean Sea. If you’re looking for activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling or simply relaxing in front of a calm sea, the South side of the island is the ticket. The Northern end of the Dominican Republic is full of fishing towns, good surfing and set against the background of lush rainforests. Naturally, there are different atmospheres on these ends of the island and certainly something to factor in as you decide where to have your destination wedding. Typically, those looking to tie the knot settle on Punta Cana on the easternmost tip of the island and therefore settled right in the middle of these two converging oceans. Punta Cana is home to seemingly endless picturesque wedding locations and dreamy resorts. Punta Cana is consistently ranked in the most beautiful beaches in the world and your wedding photos essentially take themselves with the stunning white sand beaches as a backdrop. All-inclusive resorts are king on the island, and of course there are the good, the great, and those to avoid. And trust us, that Pina Colada tastes a heck of lot better at a swim-up infinity pool bar.
Mexico has long been a classic destination wedding spot, particularly Cancun, Cabo and Puerto Vallarta. The shear proximity of Mexico to the United States may have something to do with this as well as the increasingly convenient flight schedules that’ll have you in vacation mode as soon as possible. But, let’s be clear, this is not a top destination wedding location simply because of how close it is. The soft white beaches and deep, turquoise Caribbean waters is enough to make you swoon. And this is just your backdrop. Add into this your delicate wedding flowers, picturesque wedding altar and ceremony and you’ll be certain to fall in love with this location. Cancun features an entire zone of hotels, literally called ‘Zona Hotelera.’ Essentially, enough hotels and resorts to make your head spin. When you’re looking for the perfect location to get married and the perfect resort to fit your guest list, we have you covered.
If you want to exchange wedding vows in a dreamy tropical destination and still remain in the States, Hawaii is for you! Mind the fact that little to none of your guests will need passports and there will be no foreign marriage laws to consider. Perhaps the only tricky aspect to navigate is that there are no all-inclusive resorts on the island, but luckily that’s something that we are well-adept at navigating. Unlike other popular tropical destination wedding locations, Hawaii has the beautiful beaches, and the rugged and unique topography that can only be formed by volcanoes. Few other places in the world can you see such a color palette of beaches — from white sand to volcanic black. Hawaii offers such diverse landscapes that if you’re looking for a relaxing wedding with the opportunity for plenty of adventures, consider Hawaii for your special day!
Where to begin with Greece? For those who don’t mind going farther from home, there is no place like Greece. To start, there is unbelievable, never-ending stretches of Mediterranean coastline. Do we need to go on? For arguments sake, the sheer history of Greece is enough to thrill those that aren’t particularly history lovers. Next, all you foodies out there will be sustained by life giving, fresh and authentic Greek food. There are several stunning picturesque wedding locations and Santorini is perhaps the most iconic — white washed villages with beautiful blue domes all set into dramatic cliffs. A wedding in Greece will not only provide an unbelievable location to tie the knot, but you and your closest family and friends will be able to experience this beautiful European destination together!